X-ray Space Telescope of the Future Could Launch in 2028

X-ray Space Telescope of the Future Could Launch in 2028
by Elizabeth Howell, SPACE.com Contributor | November 01, 2013 05:16pm ET

Athena+ X-ray Space Telescope

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There’s a big expiration date looming ahead in astrophysicist Kirpal Nandra’s mind. The current X-ray space telescopes in orbit will likely be at or near the end of their lifetimes by about 2020, so plans are underway to develop a successor to keep watch on deep space.

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